Castles: Forts & Strongholds

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Castles: Forts & Strongholds

Castles are now mostly symbols of enclosure or fortified safety; their grand and imposing architecture inspire tales of hidden treasures or imprisoned heroes – but it must never be forgotten that castles, forts and strongholds were often the greatest obstacle before an attacker, and the difference between life and death for the defender. Around the lands, these once-mighty sentinels are sometimes in ruin, sometimes lovingly maintained, but they always captivate with their dramatic and long histories.

Step across the drawbridge and under the portcullis, and enter the world of ancient castles, forts and strongholds.

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